Vacant Eyes, Lust and Lies

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Vacant Eyes, lust and lies.

Between you and I,
There's always words unsaid.
Sometimes I want to mean something to someone,
But I'm left much to dead.
Behind your vacant eyes,
Between lust and lies.
I get down on my knees
And kiss your hands.

Pretend I don't feel pain,
Sorrowful and ill.
I sacrifice myself,
So I can love you still.
A gutful of regrets,
A mouthful of lost words.
I endure the hurt.
Let you destroy me first.

And so the adversary becomes the muse,
And I can't stop thinking about you.

Cold dread crept over me during the night.
Swallow down a heaviness,
Stones in my stomach
tightening chest.
The moon grins, mocking me
I want to tear it down from its star spangled throne in the sky.
Invert its pale ghost face,
make it sad like me.
Make it stare at the earth with a disappointed, down turned mouth.
Weeping cratered eyes.
I'm hurt and I don't know why.

And I can't stop thinking about you.


from Empress, released April 23, 2017



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